This year’s opening event and headliners are Cornish favourites The Fisherman’s Friends!
They’re singing at Launceston Town Hall on Thursday, 1st June 2017: 8.00pm start — doors open at 7.00pm. (The Town Hall is no. 3 on the Festival venues map, which you can see if you click HERE .)
The Charles Causley Festival is delighted to welcome the original ‘buoy band’ from Port Isaac, The Fisherman’s Friends, with a full catch of new material as well as some old favourites.
“We’re looking forward to getting into the fish van and playing again. We’re not very Rock’n’Roll — more Born to be Mild than Wild — but we love performing in Cornwall.”
The Fisherman’s Friends have widely been credited with starting the revival of interest in shanty-style singing, but a cornerstone of their success has been their constantly evolving and expanding repertoire.
From Glastonbury to Launceston: this concert will kick-start the 2017 Centenary Festival, and it promises to be an evening that no-one will forget!